I do not understand God's love

I do not understand God's love

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [I do not understand God’s love]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I do not understand God’s love
For one so sinful, but I know,
O this I know and daily, hourly prove,—
It touched my heart and made it clean like snow.

For broader than the mind of man,
And deeper than the deepest sea,
Yea, higher than the heav’n above,
Is God’s unmeasured love for me.

2 It is too deep a mystery!
I wonder at it more and more;
But this I know, because of love for me,
My many sins this Friend of sinners bore. [Refrain]

3 O love so tender and so sweet,
Thy gift I cannot comprehend;
But this I know, from Heav’n’s dear mercy-seat
It saves my soul and keeps me to the end. [Refrain]

Source: Williston Hymns #105

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I do not understand God's love
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: For broader than the mind of man
Copyright: Public Domain


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Rodeheaver's Sunday School Songs #d72

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Williston Hymns #105

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